LINGUIST List 31.2144

Thu Jul 02 2020

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: Scientist, University of Oslo

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Date: 26-Jun-2020
From: Dag Haug <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Semantics: Scientist, University of Oslo, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Job Location: Oslo, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Programmer

Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics


The research programmer position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and is associated with the project Universal Natural Language Understanding. The overall goal of the project is to create semantic representations in the form of Discourse Representation Structures from Universal Dependencies syntax trees, by using both rule-based techniques from Glue Semantics and (neural) machine learning approaches in a process that normalizes the syntax trees, rewrites the nodes as lambda terms in a course-grained, language-independent manner and composes them.

In addition, the project will do language-specific enrichment of the resulting semantic representations based on available lexical resources for Norwegian. Prospective applicants who want to know more about the project should contact the PI, Professor Dag Haug.

The research programmer will be part of the project's core team together with a PhD fellow, a postdoctoral fellow and the PI. The research programmer will be in charge of the implementation and maintenance of the overall NLP system that the project builds. The programmer will have opportunities to co-author publications in the project.

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Dag Haug

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